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Media’s role in discussing marginalised communities highlighted

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Highlighting the media’s role in strengthening the conversation about marginalised communities, the Legal Rights Forum (LRF) held a discussion with journalists at a hotel on Monday evening. Expressing concern over the situation at media outlets with regards to censorship, Tahir Hasnain of the LRF said that despite being a democracy, it seems that the country […]

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Activists seek president’s help to curb rights violations

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KARACHI: The civil society’s memorandum presented to the President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday highlighted the violation of freedom of association, freedom of the press, right to free trial, minorities, women and children’s rights. It proposed to set up a task force comprising senior government officials, experts from the private sector and civil society representatives […]

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Ministry of Human Rights takes special measures against child labour

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Islamabad: Ministry of Human Rights has taken special measures for bounded child labour to bring them into mainstream of the society’s fabric. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the index of bounded child labour in the country is estimated 1.13 per cent of the total population so the Ministry has initiated some projects to […]

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NCHR calls for review of entire Thar coal project

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Sharing the findings of its two-day visit to Tharparkar to monitor human rights situation, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) on Friday asked the Sindh and federal governments to review the entire Thar coal project after looking it through the prism of social benefits for the community. NCHR Chairman Justice (retd.) Ali Nawaz Chowhan, […]

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Pemra urged to stop TV debates on HR issue

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Thursday urged the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to issue directives to media channels and anchors to refrain from discussing issues relating to Human Rights Case number 39216-G of 2018. In a letter to PEMRA chairman, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar – the spokesperson to the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wrote […]

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Asma given UN human rights award

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UNITED NATIONS: The late human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has been posthumously awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize that was received by her daughter Munizae Jahangir at a grand ceremony on Tuesday. The award was handed over to Ms Munizae, a journalist and human rights activist herself, by president of the General […]

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Human rights education for a vision

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As per world report 2018 by Human Rights Watch, Women, Religious minorities , children and transgender faced violent attack,and discrimination throughout the year. A recent report by HRCP declares the same dismal situation of human rights in Pakistan with restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of movement misused continuation of blasphemy law and harassment against […]

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‘People unaware of basic human rights due to low literacy rate’

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KARACHI: Tehrik-e-Niswan, a women’s rights group, organised a cultural programme at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Sunday to commemorate International Human Rights Day. The event was organised in collaboration with various other organisations and aimed to raise awareness about human rights. In her keynote speech, the founder of Tehrik-e-Niswan, Sheema Kermani, said that because of […]

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Our missing rights

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Like ‘missing persons’, many human, civil, political and social rights too remain missing in our hybrid democracy. Despite the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years ago and the inclusion of most of its provisions into the 1973 constitution, the people of Pakistan yearn for their basic rights as equal humans. In […]

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Human Rights Day marked

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KARACHI: Human Rights Department of Sindh on Monday held a walk from Peoples Chowrangi Karachi to Mazar-e-Quaid to mark International Human Rights Day. The walk was led by Chief Minister Sindh Special Assistance Khatu Mal Jeewan and Sectary Raiz Hussain Somro while Director Qadir Mangi made all the arrangements for the walk. Numbers of people affiliated with civil […]

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Call for making UN suggestions on human rights public

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman on Sunday urged the government to make the 2017-18 Universal Period Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council public and present it in parliament, explaining that UNHRC recommendations favour the country and its ­people. “The world is not conspiring against Pakistan. The UPR recommendations […]

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Activists express concern over human rights violations

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KARACHI: Human rights activists have expressed serious concern over human rights violations in Sindh and stressed the need to make collective efforts to resolve the issue. This was asserted during a consultation workshop on “Pakistan’s International Commitments and Status of Compliance in Sindh” held on Tuesday, jointly organised by Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and Democracy […]

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Documentary showing life in refugee camps screened

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ISLAMABAD: As part of the Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival, Austrian Ambassador Nicolaus Keller hosted a screening of acclaimed documentary What the Wind Took Away. Mr Keller said this is the first cultural project he is doing since he arrived in Pakistan in Nov 1. The ambassador was the head of culture in Austria […]

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Human rights through Cinematography Film Festival

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Islamabad: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) on Sunday. Running from November 25th to December 10th, the film festival is led by the European Union (EU) and […]

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